Voices from Japan: Visions for Japan’s Future Defense Posture

The Stimson Center’s Japan Program is proud to present the 5th annual Voices from Japan symposium. General Kiyofumi Iwata (JGSDF, ret.), Admiral Tomohisa Takei (JMSDF, ret.), and Lt. Gen. Masayuki Hironaka (JASDF, ret.) will discuss how Japan’s defense posture should evolve in the ever-changing security environment in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. These recently retired JSDF general officers are each visionaries in their services and offer perspectives built on decades of experience with Japan’s security.

“Voices from Japan: National Security Speaker Series” is an annual public symposium that brings high-profile, senior-level Japanese individuals to Washington, D.C. for discussions about how the U.S. and Japan can tackle today’s global security challenges under the U.S.-Japan alliance and in partnership with like-minded nations. It provides a unique platform for Japanese officials to share their insights and concerns on a range of international issues.

Led by Director Yuki Tatsumi since 2004, the Japan Program seeks to deepen the understanding of Japan’s evolving role in the international community and its implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance. The program continues Stimson’s 28-year tradition of providing expert analysis on key global security issues. For more information about previous Voices from Japan events, click here.

WHAT: A discussion on the evolution of Japan’s defense posture in the ever-changing Asia-Pacific security environment with General Kiyofumi Iwata, Admiral Tomohisa Takei, and Lt. Gen. Masayuki Hironaka.
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: September 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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Event Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 09:30